Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rev. Francis Devlin
in the memory of
Rev. Francis Devlin
the humble priest,
the faithful pastor
who sacrificed his life
in the cause of charity,
during the plague of 1855.
He was a native of Longford, Ireland
Died on the 7th of October
in the 41st year of his age.
Erected by Citizens of Portsmouth.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 36° 50.1′ N, 76° 18.2′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 High Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Priests Who Died In Their Service Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Catholic Church Burial GroundMonumental Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); The Commodore Theatre (about 500 feet away); Saint Paul's School (about 600 feet away); Trinity Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Refers to the yellow fever outbreak of 1855.
Also see . . . Yellow Fever in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia - 1855. as reported in the Daily Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.